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The Calusa and their legacy : South Florida people and their environments

Author: Darcie A MacMahon; William H Marquardt
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2004.
Series: Native peoples, cultures, and places of the southeastern United States.
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"The Calusa were the most powerful native people on the Gulf coast, their influence spanning south Florida and lasting well into the European invasion. For the first time, The Calusa and Their Legacy tells the story of this little known Native American people in relation to the unique environment that sustained them with such abundance that they never depended on a staple crop or large-scale agriculture. This  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darcie A MacMahon; William H Marquardt
ISBN: 081302773X 9780813027739
OCLC Number: 56330171
Description: xiv, 183 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: South Florida People and Their Environments --
Who Were the Calusa? --
How Do We Know about the Past? --
The Estuary: Cradle of the Ocean --
What's the Big Picture? --
Abundant Plankton --
Bacteria Rule --
Algae: Salad of the Estuary --
Diatoms: Algae That Live in Glass Houses --
Small Things That Make a Difference --
Mudflats: What You Don't See Is What You Get --
Fiddler Crabs: A Mudflat Favorite --
Horseshoe Crabs: An Ancient Parade --
Tiny Crustaceans: Amphipods, Isopods, Copepods, and Ostracods --
Worms That Live in Tubes: The Polychaetes --
Mud Brittle Stars --
Sturdy Clams: The Quahogs --
Ever Dined at an Oyster Bar? --
The Crown Conch: King of the Mud --
A Study in Pink: The Roseate Spoonbill --
Sea Grass Beds --
Diners' Delights: Stone Crabs and Blue Crabs --
Shrimp among the Sea Grasses --
Lightning Whelks: Magnificent Snails --
Old Blue Eyes: The Bay Scallop --
Mollusks without Shells --
Stars of the Sea Grass Beds --
What Is a Sand Dollar, Really? --
Cucumbers with Feet --
At Home on a Sea Grass Blade --
Sponges Alive! --
Sea Whips: Animal Apartments That Look Like Plants --
The Sea --
Jellyfish: Really Big Plankton --
Squid of Many Colors --
A Horse Is a Horse, Unless It's a Seahorse --
Flying through Water: The Rays and Skates --
Tasty Fishes --
Manatees: Elephants of the Sea --
Sea Turtles: They Get Around --
Bottlenose Dolphins: The Great Communicators --
Mangrove Forests --
Among the Roots --
Tunicates: Strange Blobs or Highly Evolved Invertebrates? --
Knock, Knock, Anybody Home?
Series Title: Native peoples, cultures, and places of the southeastern United States.
Responsibility: Darcie A. MacMahon and William A. Marquardt.
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